Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Cornwall

Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Cornwall

The private Bodmin and Wenford Railway runs from the Cornwall mainline at Bodmin Parkway to Bodmin General station in the town of Bodmin. From here it goes on to Boscarne Junction. This railway is Cornwall's only standard gauge steam railway. The Railway is typical of a branch line in the 1950's. Great Western steam tank engines are the main locomotives to be seen here but diesel traction is also used, particularly on Saturdays

There is a fairly complicated timetable, but steam trains seem to run most of the time except the first service of the day and all services on Saturday, when a diesel operates

The restored great Western Railway station in Bodmin General is the line's headquarters. On most days you can see locomotives being restored in the engine shed.

Boscarne Junction provides a link with the "Camel Trail", the cycle path from Bodmin to Padstow along the abandoned sections of the Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway. You can also walk 10 ins for a drink at the Borough Arms

Colesloggett Halt. You can get off the train and enjoy a walk or a picnic, waiting for the next train

Bodmin Parkway station - since 1887 this has been the junction with the main line. You can walk along the old carriage drive to the Lanhydrock House.

Steam trains operate from March to December - daily from 27th May to 1st October.

Bodmin and Wenford Railway web site


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